SILVERTONE MODEL: 1446L
SEMI-HOLLOWBODY - 1965 - HARMONY
This is an extremely clean 1965 Silvertone 1446L made by Harmony of Chicago. It is a thinline, maple, semi-hollow body electric guitar. The guitar has two Gibson Mini-P90's pickups. The neck has mother-of-pearl inlays and an ebonized fingerboard. There's a Bigsby vibrato/tremolo/whammy bar. It has a range from Jazz to Surf Punk and many things in between. Chris Isaak plays one of these. The tone controls have a cool roll-off when turned up or down to give a brighter or more muted sound. There's rumors that Harmony made guitars for Gibson for a while in the mid-1960's and it's believed this is the same guitar. Apparently, Gibson traded pickups for guitar body's with Harmony so that's how this got the mini-P90's.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
This guitar is in excellent condition and is completely original. It has a couple of nicks, some scratches, finish crazing (on front & back of headstock), and wear as to be expected for a 40+ year old guitar but over all it's extremely clean. All the electronics work properly. The neck is straight, medium-thick, and the action is fast. It includes the original case shown; which is in great shape.
Here's the original description from the 1966 Sears catalog:
Maple from Canada and Wisconsin for the tops and backs for Sears Hollow-body Electrics..produces a special, mellow resonance on low tones
Yet, thanks to this maple, you still get all the brilliant highs electrics are famous for
Truly professional-quality guitars. Slimmest possible neck makes every chord easy to reach. Strings only 1/18 in. above the fingerboard make fingering a snap. Famous Bigsby vibrato add Hawaiian-guitar effect.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Tone and volume controls for each pickup. Adjustable bridge and steel rod neck reinforcing. Celluloid edge binding; inlaid positiion markers. About 41x16x2 in. deep. With 10-ft cord and advanced instruction book.
Dual-pickup . . three pickup combinations. Hand-rubbed black finish; ebonized fingerboard.
Shipping weight 12 pounds.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
57 W 1446L.......$154.95
Case for hollow-body electric guitars. Leather-grained black vinyl on chipboard. Thick, red rayon-plus lining. About 43x17x4 inches deep
57 W 738L--Shipping weight 10 pounds.....$14.95
Harmony model #1446
Item #: h3027
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